|Jan. 6 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET21:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 CST7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST9:35 PM VEN6:05 UAE (+1)8:05 PM CT-Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Indians. Francoeur, who turns 30 on Wednesday, will report to spring training camp in Arizona, where he'll try to win a job on Cleveland's 25-man roster.
Analysis: He played with Kansas City and San Francisco last season, batting a combined .204 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 81 games. Francoeur has driven in at least 75 runs four times, and he won a Gold Glove with Atlanta in 2007. Francoeur has 140 career homers and 618 RBIs in 1,227 games for the Braves, Mets, Rangers, Royals and Giants.
|Aug. 20 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 CST3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-The San Francisco Giants have placed right-hander Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list with carpal tunnel syndrome and designated Francoeur for assignment.
Analysis: Francoeur batted .194 with no homers and four RBIs in 22 games with the Giants.
|Aug. 4 10:31 AM PT11:31 AM MT12:31 PM CT1:31 PM ET13:31 ET17:31 GMT1:31 CST10:31 AM MST12:31 PM EST1:01 PM VEN21:31 UAE12:31 PM CT-Francoeur went 3 for 4 in a 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Rays on Saturday night.
Analysis: Francoeur ended a pathetic 0-for-15 slide for the champs.
|July 5 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET20:36 ET0:36 GMT8:36 CST5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST8:06 PM VEN4:36 UAE (+1)7:36 PM CT-Kansas City requested unconditional release waivers on Francoeur.
Analysis: Francoeur, who was designated for assignment June 30, hit .208 with three homers and 13 RBIs for the Royals this season.